Roll out of Ripple Mobile's location sharing PhoneTag app continues with BlackBerry,
Android on deck
DUBLIN, Ohio, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ripple Mobile today announced that PhoneTag, its location sharing mobile app that is redefining how people stay in touch and meet up, is now fully compatible with BlackBerry.
"When we launched Ripple PhoneTag on iPhone, Blackberry and Android users could only experience PhoneTag through an invitation from an iPhone user and see how it could change the way they stay connected with friends, family and colleagues," said Kevin Miller, president and co-founder of Dublin, Ohio-based Ripple Mobile LLC. "We're excited to inform BlackBerry users that a fully compatible version of PhoneTag now exists for BlackBerry."
A compatible version for Android will be available in the coming weeks.
PhoneTag, which launched last month for use on iPhone, is the location sharing mobile app that privately and securely connects individuals with a simple text message and allows users to share their location in real time, engage in texting chats, and determine a meet-up location with turn-by-turn directions provided automatically by GPS technology. In under a month, PhoneTag has been downloaded in more than 30 countries.
"Downloads increased significantly with our OnTime calendar app once it became compatible with BlackBerry," Miller said. "We know the viral potential for PhoneTag is enormous because the application is based on inviting friends to participate in a PhoneTag session. We're working hard to get all platforms connected."
In addition to being a free download, PhoneTag boasts the most comprehensive list of features among similar location sharing phone apps available to smart phone users.
PhoneTag demonstrates social and personal value to users far beyond traditional communication methods such as phone calls, emails or texting, and also gives users peace of mind regarding the whereabouts of friends or family members.
PhoneTag is a free GPS app built around two existing and intuitive mobile phone functions – accessing a contact list and sending a text message. In three steps, PhoneTag redefines how people stay connected:
1. Selecting friends from the contact list in a user's mobile phone
2. Sending a secure text messageinvite containing a unique URL link and wait for their confirmation
3. Connecting, chatting or determining a meet-up location